eBayMotors.com is an automotive website for the purchase of new, used and certified preowned vehicles and parts owned by ecommerce company eBay, Inc. in San Jose, California. The company started in 1995 as an online auction website for collectors. It has since expanded its features to allow straight retail purchasing without need for the auction. In 1999, eBay business development specialist Simon Rothman was seeking a die-cast model of the Ferrari sports car. Accidently, he stumbled onto the real thing. After a review on categorizing vehicles together, ebaymotors.com was born. The company started offering financing in 2003. Within 4 years of its inception, it had sold one million cars. To celebrate, eBay Motors refunded the purchase price to the new owner of a Honda Odyssey as a gift.

 

Rank Chart
Cars Listed
Car Loan Service
Our Score
#1
3+ million
Yes
7.6
#2
3+ million
Yes
7.4
#3
2.5 million+
Yes
6.7
#14
ebay
58,000+
Yes
4.8

The Good

Adventure and the opportunity to get a great deal on new and used cars and parts are the biggest appeal to eBaymotors.com. Sellers can simply create an account and list their vehicle to be seen by millions of users each day. You do not need an account to purchase a new or used vehicle. The mobile app has a section where you can find out if a specific part or accessory is compatible with your make and model vehicle. Sellers are easy to connect with so you can get more information on the vehicle that interests you and ask questions.

eBay Motors provides a number of service to buyers. Their vehicle protection program will pay up to $50,000 in fraud protection free of charge for transactions that are eligible. You can check a vehicle’s past through AutoCheck and arrange an inspection from Inspect My Ride. You can use PayPal to put down a deposit and get shipping quotes to transport your new purchase.

The Bad

Be careful while searching for a new or used vehicle. eBay Motors lists automobiles by sellers who have created accounts on the website. These sellers may not be reputable and consumers have complained about fallen victim to scam artists. You may or may not be protected by the vehicle protection program offered by eBay to protect you from fraud depending on the circumstances. The protection program will not shield you from wear and tear after your purchase, overpayment of a car’s value, disclosures you may miss, or misunderstandings concerning features and qualities of a purchased vehicle. Be vigilant when contemplating a vehicle purchase.

If you are looking to sell a car, there is an extensive listing of fees that are dependent on the options you choose. These can add up pretty quickly if you are not careful. You can sell your car free on eBay, but your options are incredibly limited compared to other websites. Plus, listing fees are free only if you are a high-volume seller. Typical fees for low-volume sellers range between $60-$125.

The Bottom Line

While eBayMotors.com offers vehicle protection service programs to new and used car buyers, it does not appear to be a trusted or secure website. Proceed with caution and research thoroughly before making any purchase. Make sure sellers are verified and read car descriptions and a seller’s past history information on eBaymotors.com carefully.

Company Name: mbdragracing

Website: http://www.eBayMotors.com

Time in Business: 1995

 

Online Features (10pt):

  1. Find a new, used, pr certified preowned car or truck
  2. Find a part or accessory
  3. Shop by Type
  4. Vehicle Dealer Center
  5. Sales and Deals
  6. Recycled Parts from Certified Automotive Recyclers
  7. Motorcycles
  8. Motorcycle Parts
  9. Auto tools and supplies
  10. Car Apparel and Merchandise

 

Resources(5pt):

  1. How to Sell your vehicle
  2. How to Sell Parts & Accessories
  3. Help & Contact Information
  4. Informative Aricles on Various Car Topics
  5. eBay Motors Blog

 

Used Car Liquidation:

Mobile Ability:

eBay Motors is NOT a mobile-friendly site as tested on Google Developers’ Mobile Friendly Test: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eBayMotors.com

Nationwide: yes

Car Loan Education:

Fees:

When selling your vehicle, you have the option of an auction-style or fixed price selling format:

Auction-style durations: 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. (There’s an extra fee for 10-day duration.)

Fixed price durations: 3, 5, 7, 10, or 21 days. (There’s an extra fee for 10 and 21-day durations.)

Listing fees for low-volume sellers
Category or subcategory Insertion fee Successful listing fee
Based on the 
vehicle price
$2,000 or less More than $2,000
Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks Free $60 $125
Motorcycles, Powersports, Trailers and Boats Free $60 $125
Powersports under 50cc Free $10 $10
All other vehicles Free $60 $125
Listing fees for high-volume sellers
Category or subcategory Insertion fee Successful listing fee
Based on the 
vehicle price
$5,000 or less More than $5,000
Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks $50 Free Free
Motorcycles, Powersports, Trailers and Boats $20 $30 $60
Powersports under 50cc $10 $10 $10
All other vehicles $20 $30 $60

National listing fees for dealerships

When you sign up for a national vehicle subscription, you pay a subscription fee each month, which is included on your seller invoice. Your subscription benefits start immediately.

  • There are 4 subscription types: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
  • There are 2 subscription durations:
    • 3-month (charged monthly, automatically renews every 3 months)
    • Yearly (charged monthly, automatically renews yearly)
Subscription type 3-month subscription fee Yearly subscription fee
Bronze $237 per month $225 per month
Silver $920 per month $850 per month
Gold $2,250 per month $2,000 per month
Platinum $4,250 per month $3,750 per month

Advanced listing upgrade fees apply to all listings.

Value Pack: Gallery Plus, Listing Designer, and Subtitle packaged together for a discount. $7

Reserve price: Add a minimum price that must be met for your item to sell. Only available for auction-style listings. $15

21-day duration: Extend your listing’s duration to 21 days. Only available for fixed price listings. $40

10-day duration: Extend your listing’s duration to 10 days. $18

Scheduled listing: Manage your listings’ starting and end times by scheduling them in advance. Free

Buy It Now: Give a buyer the option to purchase your item immediately. Only available for auction-style listings. $5

Gallery Plus: Attract buyers with a larger version of your listing picture in search results. $2

Picture services: Add pictures to your listing.12 pictures free

Listing Designer: Improve the visual appeal of your listing by adding a theme. Free for Selling Manager Pro subscribers. $5

Bold: Set your listing apart in search results by displaying your title in bold. $5

Subtitle: Add descriptive information about your item to make your listing stand out. $3

Picture pack: Include up to 24 pictures in your listing, with zoom and Supersize features, at a discounted fee. $2

 

Contact Info:

Phone Number: none

Address: 66 Doane St, Cranston, RI 02910

Toll Free #: none

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